Today! Chinese New Year Festival 2016!

Lets kick off the Chinese New Year of the Monkey with family and friends at our very own Chinatown Los Angeles. See you all there for the Dragon Parade which starts at 1:00pm.

Please read below some valuable information about this event so it can be as pleasant and safe for everyone!

Much Love & Respect

Monica Smiles Tobon


Saturday, February 13, 2016
117th Golden Dragon Parade:
1pm-3pm ONLY (commencing at Hill and Ord Streets and concluding at Broadway and Cesar Chavez). Grand Marshals are TBA For Parade information, contact the Chinese Chamber of Commerce at (213) 617-0396.

Chinese New Year Festival
Central Plaza Stage (New Chinatown)

943-951 N. Broadway

FREE to the public. The festival is easily accessed via Metro Gold Line rail from the Chinatown Station.

The following streets will be closed starting from 11:00am to 4:00pm
* Hill Street from Bernard Street to Temple Street
* Ord, Alpine, College, & Bernard Streets from North Broadway to North Hill Street
* North Broadway from Bernard Street to Cesar Chavez Avenue
* Cesar Chavez Avenue from North Broadway to Main Street

– Arts & Craft Workshop(Monkey Headband & Lantern)
– Calligraphy Workshop by Nori Shirasu
– Calligraphy by George Guojin Cui
– Candy Sculpture by Shinobu Ichiyanagi
– Dough Sculptor by Chris Lee
– Fruit & Vegetable Carving by THAIS, Inc.
– Roaming Magician by Minh Tran (6pm-8pm)
– Story-telling by Barbara Wong (4:15pm & 5:15pm)

Capuchin Monkey & Trainer (5PM-8PM)

Central Plaza Main Stage Performance
12pm Traditional Southern Style Dragon and Lion Dance by East Wind Foundation For Youth
12:30pm Chinese Acrobatics (Mongolian Contortion, Foot Juggling, Rolla Bolla, Juggling)
1pm-3pm DARK (Parade)
3pm Connie Lim
4pm Martial Arts by Shaolin Yanxu Gongfa School
4:30pm Chinese Acrobatics (Face Changing, Mongolian Contortion, Teapot Juggling, Foot Juggling, Rolla Bolla, Juggling)
5:15pm Performance by Larrisa Lam and Only Won
6pm Traditional Southern Style Dragon and Lion Dance by East Wind Foundation For Youth
6:15pm Martial Arts by Shaolin Yanxu Gongfa School
6:45pm Chinese Acrobatics (Face Changing, Mongolian Contortion, Teapot Juggling, Foot Juggling, Rolla Bolla, Juggling)
7:30pm Monkey King and Metal Fan Princess (Opera Scene) with support from California Institute for Chinese Performing Arts

Craft Beer Garden
Stone IPA
Stone Pale Ale
Smog City Little BoPils
Smog HopTonic IPA
Ommegang Witte
Ommegang RareVOS

Culinary Stage
Hosts: Eddie Lin & Felix Fang
4:00 Cocktails (Grand Star)
4:30 Delyn Chow (Daw Yee Myanmar Cafe) Sticky Rice Cake and Rice Balls
5:30 Royce Burke (Chimney Coffee House) Moo Ping Tacos and Vegetarian Pistachio Ramen
6:30 Cocktails (General Lee)
7:00 Make Dumplings with David Wang (Lao Tao) and Eating Competition (8 contestants)

LA Gourmet Food Truck
Crepe N Around
Fluff Ice (on Hill Street)
India Jones
Kogi Truck
Okamoto Kitchen
The Lobos Truck
Tokyo Doggy Style
Vchos Truck
Yalla Truck

LA Weekly Live Music Stage
curated by Kevin Bronson of
12 PM Nightair
12:50pm Jubilo Drive
2:30 PM Molly Moore & Brandyn Burnette
3:30 PM The Slightlys
4:30 PM James Allen Spirit
5:30 PM Veronica Bianqui
6:30 PM Kid Bloom
7:30 PM Valley Queen

“New Chinatown” Photo Booth
Original Vintage Cutouts Circa 1940





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